Michael Casler

Professor

Agronomy

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Michael Casler's is interested in the genetics and breeding of perennial forage, biofuel, and turf grasses. Genetics of traits related to nutritional value, cell-wall structure, cell-wall degradation, and bioenergy conversion; pest resistances; and stress tolerances (drought, freezing, and grazing) are primary subjects of Casler's research.

  • Genetics and breeding of perennial forage, biofuel, and turf grasses
  • Genetics of plant traits related to nutritional value, cell-wall structure, cell-wall degradation, and bioenergy conversion; pest resistances; stress tolerances
  • Quantitative and molecular genetics
  • Evolution and domestication of perennial grasses